Discoveries

By Everett Potter It seems like everyone is looking for an insiders view when they travel. That often means finding a great guide who can lead them to a hidden museum, an undiscovered café or a market filled with locals, not camera-clutching tourists. In our experience economy, great memories are

Story & photos by Julie Maris/Semel Get lost on Soajo’s ancient, stone cow-path to find traditional Portuguese warmth and hospitality. Follow the scent of wildflowers and mountain meadows or back-country road signs that lead to shepherds, roaming livestock, and welcoming cafes. This is northern Portugal, where sheer cliffs are matched

Story & photos by Paul Clemence It is that time of the year, when the art and collectible design clique descends on the Swiss town eponymous with the world leading art fair, Art Basel (which opens today),  to see the latest offerings the exclusive galleries have for them. The sheer

By Michael Kiefer I had no intention of going to Alsace.  I needed to go to Bordeaux to start research on my next novel, and I invited my grown daughters to go with me. One could and one couldn’t. But then I was tooling through the internet and I came

  By Mary Anne Evans Part One There’s an extraordinary sight coming up in June this year that will probably never be seen again. It takes place around Duxford Airfield  on June 2 to 4 when members of the Free fall teams, wearing WWII-style Allied uniforms and using military parachutes,

By Mary Anne Evans (You can read Part One here) Omaha Beach The landings at Omaha Beach were the most hazardous and difficult and the American troops suffered their greatest losses here. If you’ve seen The Longest Day, you’ll get the sheer scale of the operation by the American 2st

By Brian E. Clark The  360-degree view from Mount Soledad, which rises to a height of 822 feet above La Jolla and is home to a veterans’ memorial, is stunning in its expanse:  One a clear day, you can see Orange County to the north. To the south, downtown San Diego and beyond

By Julie Snyder In Portland, taking time to smell the roses isn’t just a figure of speech—it’s a favorite pastime for both visitors and locals. There’s petal power aplenty behind the long-held monikers of “City of Roses” and “Rose City.” Portland evidently owes it rosy reputation to an 1837 wedding

By Brian E. Clark At first blush, the brick and glass facade on the new SOPHY® Hyde Park in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood looks like a restored former warehouse or apartment building. But truth be told, the site where the chic hotel is located at the corner of 53rd Street

By Everett Potter What is the ideal summer vacation for a European sports car enthusiast? How about driving a Ferrari 488 GTB, a Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet or a Maserati Gran Cabrio MC Ferrari through the Swiss Alps? Thanks to the Swiss-based company Leo Trippi, you can do just that,